Start your engines, because the April 2021 new moon is putting a fire under our goals and inspiring us to go after what we want. Rising on April 11, this lunation marks the first new moon of spring. And the renewed sense of energy brought on by the seasonal shift will charge this lunation with the power of a fresh start. If you want to maximize on the good vibes, you’ll want to know how the April 2021 new moon will affect your zodiac sign specifically.
This month’s new moon takes place in the realm of cardinal fire sign Aries, which is all about leadership, courage, and charging forward on things with gusto. New moons in astrology are associated with new beginnings. And because Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, this lunar placement makes it an extra auspicious time for starting new projects or setting personal intentions. If there was ever a time to be assertive and take charge, this is it.
This lunation is part of a cluster of planets in the sign of Aries, as the sun and moon will be joined by love planet Venus and communication-oriented Mercury — which blend our mental thoughts and romantic values into the new moon mix. This planetary grouping gives us a chance to ensure we’re setting goals that not only make sense logically, but also resonate deeply within our hearts.
Everyone will feel more impulsive and high-energy during this lunation, but if you want to know the best way to direct your energy, read your April 2021 new moon horoscope.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Happy birthday season, Aries! This new moon is like a personal new beginning for you, as it offers up a powerful chance to shine your light in a new and creative way. Set some fresh goals, make some bold fashion choices, or find new ways to speak your truth and express your feelings. The world wants to see your authentic sparkle, so get pumped about being you.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
While this new moon might manifest in a physical energy boost for some signs, it might leave you feeling exhausted, Taurus! Use this quiet lunar moment as a time for personal reflection and rest instead of trying to tackle everything on your to-do list. Getting in touch with yourself and catching up on much-needed relaxation time will give you clarity on your goals.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You’re turning over a new leaf in your social life, Gemini, and you have an opportunity to create some fun within friendships. Be a leader amongst your peers and plan some exciting bonding activities with your crew — whether that means hosting a virtual game night with friends or planning a happy hour with your colleagues. Rally your troops and take charge.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
It’s time to start fresh in your professional life, Cancer — and start showing off your assertive side. Don’t shy away from chasing new professional opportunities, nominating yourself for a promotion at your current job, or explaining to your bosses exactly why you’re worth a raise. You’re your own most valuable advocate, and remember that the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
This new moon is setting you off on an exciting new adventure, Leo. The sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can achieve, so start manifesting your vision for the future as if anything was possible. This is an auspicious time to sign up for an exciting class, book a trip to a faraway place, or do something totally unexpected. Be brave, and you’ll reap the rewards of your risks.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
It’s normal to fear what you cannot see, Virgo, but this new moon reminds you that you’re strong enough to handle any monster hiding under the bed. It’s time to get brave and start owning up to your debts — financial or spiritual. Make good on promises and pay what you owe so you can clear your conscience and be free of the baggage that’s weighing you down.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Love is on your mind now, Libra — but relationships aren’t just about people-pleasing and keeping the peace. Advocating for yourself and prioritizing your own needs, thoughts, and pleasures is just as important as making compromises. If someone close to you can’t handle that, you might want to reconsider whether that relationship is really working.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
This ultra-motivating new moon is inspiring you to take charge of your daily routine and get serious about your health, Scorpio. Whether it’s by starting a challenging new exercise routine or committing to keeping a more organized schedule, this lunation offers you both the drive and energy you need to kick off a new and more productive era in your day-to-day life.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Get your flirt on, Sagittarius! This new moon in a fellow fire sign is throwing blazing-hot vibes toward your love life — so if you’re dating, it could be a lucky time to meet a sexy single. If you’re in a relationship, inject some excitement into your usual romantic routine by doing something creative together that can reignite your passions.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
This new moon brings is starting a new chapter within your heart, Capricorn. Family matters or emotional issues might call for your attention now, so put your work life on hold so you can fully address your feelings. Extend an olive branch to a family member or loved one from your past and be willing to let go of petty grudges. Now’s a time to forgive and forget.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Your innovative ideas aren’t serving anyone if you keep them bottled up inside, Aquarius. This new moon asks you to start boldly connecting with others and expressing your thoughts in an exciting new way. Start a podcast, launch a blog, or get going on your memoir — or just spend some extra time socializing with people who get your wheels turning.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
This new moon is clearing the slate in your financial life and giving you the motivation you need to step up your game. It’s time to up your rates at work and start manifesting all kinds of abundance in your life, Pisces. Don’t be afraid to ask the universe (or your boss/clients) for exactly what you know you deserve.